Loss of muscle mass and proper function may cause you to be less active and ultimately feel fatigued. Here's how to nourish, strengthen, and stretch your muscles every day. More.

 

  • Eat muscle-building minerals Magnesium and calcium are essential to muscle’s ability to contract and relax properly, so load up on both daily. Dark green leafy vegetables offer a hefty dose of magnesium and calcium, as well as potassium, which is crucial for muscle growth.
  • Boost vitamin B B vitamins help supply cells with the energy they need to function. By supporting the nervous system, they also help improve communication between muscles and the brain.
  • Get enough exercise Your muscles thrive on regular exercise, so shoot for at least 30 minutes every day (check out our 10-, 20-, 30-, and 60-minute workouts).
  • Take a multi A daily multivitamin and mineral supplement promotes optimal health. Of particular importance for athletes are calcium, to maintain bone strength; folic acid, linked to endurance; iron, for strength; and magnesium and zinc, for muscle recovery.